LGBTQ youth and the pressures of coming out

Research about the pressures of life as an LGBT youth sparks a question and answer session on a New York Times blog.

An article in the New York Times Magazine by Benoit Denizet-Lewis “provided an illuminating look into the lives of gay, lesbian and bisexual young people in ‘Coming Out in Middle School,'” according to the New York Times.

The New York Times photo from  venturebeat.com/.../
The New York Times did a LGBTQ youth question and answer session. Photo courtesy of: venturebeat.com/.../

Dr. Jeffery Fishberger participated in the Consults blog and answered questions about anxiety, depression, bullying and suicide prevention in LGBTQ youth.

“With LGBT youth four times as likely as their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide, more than 40 percent of homeless youth identified as LGBT and with 28 percent of LGBT youth being forced to drop out of school because of harassment resulting from their sexual orientation, we recognize the importance of the continued work of the Trevor Project,” Fishberger said.

To read the full article go here.

Katelynd Jarvis

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